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Indigenous Liaison Worker

Calgary, AB   |      September 14, 2017 12:00

Category:     SW Dip, BSW, MSW, RSW, Student, Other
Closing Date:     10/30/2017
Employer:     Wood's Homes
Title:     Indigenous Liaison Worker
Address:      805 - 37th Street NW (Parkdale Campus, Calgary)
City:     Calgary, AB
Date Posted:     09/14/2017
Salary:     To be determined
Summary:    

We Never Say No. We Never Give up. We Never Turn Anyone Away.

 

Wood’s Homes is a multi-service, non-profit children’s mental health centre based in Calgary. Our over 550 staff and volunteers help provide 35 programs and services for 28,000 children and their families each year in Calgary, Lethbridge, Canmore, Strathmore, Fort McMurray and Fort Smith, N.W.T.

 

Commitment to high-risk adolescents, challenged with some very tough issues, is not easy and the reality is that most problems surface after hours. These are the times when our frontline workers spring into action. Work hours at Wood’s Homes are typically round-the-clock and the type of work we do requires quick thinking, confidence, forgiveness and persistence.

 

We are currently seeking a full-time Indigenous Liaison Worker to work for Wood’s Homes, providing a resource for Wood’s Homes Staff and Clients. The Indigenous Liaison Worker will provide education, consultation and examples of cultural practices and assist with treatment services deemed useful and therapeutic. The Indigenous Liaison Worker works flexible weekday office hours as attendance at evening or weekend meetings/events may be required.

 

This position reports to the Team Leader of New Horizon.

Qualifications:     QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:
• Minimum high school diploma and/or three to five years’ related experience.
• Respected in the Indigenous community (Job applicants may be expected to provide references from respected members of the Indigenous community.)
• Knowledgeable about local Indigenous history, cultures, and issues.
• Knowledgeable about First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities across Canada.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Current CPR and First Aid Certification.
• Personal suitability.
Description:     RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
• Brings together representatives of multiple Indigenous communities with Wood’s Homes to strengthen relationships and partnership.
• Promotes cross-cultural understanding by advising agency staff about Indigenous issues, cultures, trends and training opportunities.
• Works with Wood’s Homes clients to identify and remove any barriers for support in the agency or community.
• Works co-operatively with other community agencies to promote awareness of Indigenous issues and support Indigenous employment and career development.
• Identifies and suggests resources for use with Indigenous clients.
• Promotes/trains program staff regarding integration of Indigenous content in programs and resources internally and externally.
• Promotes and participates in community and cultural engagement activities and events.
• Travel may be required.
• Executes other responsibilities as assigned.
Please forward your resume to:     Wood’s Homes is proud to be awarded one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Canada for 2011 and 2012, as well as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for Women in 2011. We offer an exceptional benefits package including vision, dental, extended health, a generous Group Registered Pension Plan and a Computer Literacy Incentive Plan.

Please submit a resume to Wood’s Homes – Human Resources Department (Parkdale Campus) via email to: human.resources@woodshomes.ca. Please quote competition code ‘Last Name, First Name, Indigenous Liaison Worker’ in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please visit us at www.woodshomes.ca for more information about our organization.